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WASHINGTON - Army soldiers committed suicide last year at the highest rate in 26 years, and more than a quarter did so while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new military report.
The report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its scheduled release Thursday, found there were 99 confirmed suicides among active duty soldiers during 2006, up from 88 the previous year and the highest since the 102 suicides in 1991.
Number of deaths: 30,622
Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.8 sorce
Originally posted by blowfishdl
now that I think about it wasn't world war II about 26 years ago? Probably because war sucks.
• Of the 99 suicides, 30 were soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan at the time of their deaths, 27 of them in Iraq.
• 69 were committed by troops who were not deployed in either war, though there were no figures immediately available on whether they had previously deployed.
Originally posted by desert
So here are soldiers used to these electronic communications and packages, and now they won't get anything. This situation should make more depressed soldiers.